Gay Brisbane – Gay Star News

Author: , January 17th, 2018

Gay Brisbane

Living Gay Brisbane is a young gay guy living in Brisbane – the capital of the Australian state of Queensland. On his blog, Living Gay Brisbane shares personal and lifestyle stories.

We caught up with Living Gay Brisbane for some local insights into how to get the most out of a visit to one of Australia’s most vibrant and exciting cities.

How long have you lived in Brisbane?

I’ve lived in Brisbane for three years now. When I first moved here I was still in the closet, and very unsure about myself. Luckily I’ve come a long way since then.

What’s it like, living in Brisbane?

I’m very confident about being a gay man in Brisbane now. In my experience, it’s a very safe and accepting place.

In the recent postal survey on marriage equality, Brisbane returned an 80 percent response in favour or marriage equality.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Bluff Creek Campgrounds – Gay Friendly Sunshine Coast Campground

Author: , October 26th, 2017

Bluff Creek Campgrounds - gay friendly Sunshine Coast campground

Bluff Creek is a simple campground in the beautiful Mary Valley on the Sunshine Coast. The 100 acres of camping offer guests the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Mary River, walk through bushland that is home to koalas, kangaroos and many other native animals.

Features and amenities include, hot showers and flushing toilets, bush walking trails, swimming holes and a small farm shop offering local fare and camping basics. We keep numbers low to allow our guests extra privacy and space.

Our locality offers lovely day trips from visiting waterfalls to breweries and local producers. Markets in the nearby towns of Imbil and Eumundi can also be found on selected days.

If you would like to visit give us a call to arrange your camping or glamping stay.

See the Bluff Creek Campgrounds Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Glass on Glasshouse – Queensland, Australia

Author: , May 17th, 2017

Glass on Glasshouse

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Tucked away by Queenslands picturesque Glasshouse Mountains our stylish and contemporary hideaway feature floor to ceiling glass windows for spectacular views of the Sunshine Cost Hinterland so guests can experience nature up close, even when indoors.

Our sleek pavilions offer understated luxury and a sense of seclusion, while just being 6 kilometres from the nearest town. But with a dramatic freestanding bath at your disposal as well as a double sided fireplace, luxurious king size bedroom, breathtaking views of native wildlife, not to mention a delectable breakfast basket each morning, we doubt you will want to venture anywhere else except maybe out for dinner to a country pub if you are not in the mood for using the BBQ on the deck.

Should you choose too however to venture out there are many amazing walks and hikes not too far away.

Venture a little further to the beautiful Rainforest Towns of Maleny & Montville or go and explore the famous Australia Zoo.

Or if you don’t really want to leave your sanctuary we have an onsite cafe where you can just relax and enjoy the views over our Mango Orchard and watch the kangaroos.

Treat yourself to something special….you deserve it!

See the Glass on Glasshouse Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Thousands Celebrate Cairns Tropical Pride

Author: , September 2nd, 2014

Cairns Tropical PrideORGANISERS of the Cairns Tropical Pride Festival say there is growing acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Far North as this year’s event draws to a close.

Yesterday, thousands flooded through the Tanks Arts Centre gates for Fair Day, which featured market stalls, a dog show, roller derby demonstrations, face painting and live performances.

A “drag” race was also staged for the first time and hotly contested by men and women, who dashed across the concrete catwalk to don wigs, dresses, high heels and handbags.

By Kimberley Vlasic – Full Story at the Cairns Post | Queensland Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

An Australian Holiday for Grown-Ups

Author: , July 30th, 2014

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia - Gareth JohnsonIt’s not that I judge a place solely on whether or not they have good Wi-Fi, but let’s be honest, it is a pretty important factor. According to recent analysis, Australia’s broadband speeds are a little bit slower than Romania, and based on my experiences of tropical far north Queensland, I’d have to agree.

I was so happy to check into the Palm Cove Tropic Apartments and find that not only do they have Wi-Fi that works, but it is available in every apartment. Trust me, that’s really not that common around here.

Wi-Fi sorted and emails quickly checked, it was time to explore the small coastal holiday community of Palm Cove. Wow.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Queensland Gay Travel Resources

Image by Gareth Johnson

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Daintree Valley Haven, Daintree, Queensland, Australia

Author: , July 20th, 2013

Daintree Valley HavenPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Peaceful Property near Daintree National Park: Unique tropical 30-acre property in the secluded Daintree River Valley. Three self-contained, air-conditioned private cabins overlooking rainforest and lagoon. A nature-lover’s paradise. BBQ, jacuzzi, tropical fruits, walking trails. Peace and tranquility yet a convenient base for beaches, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Rates quoted are for 2 guests.

See the Daintree Valley Haven Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Dreamcatcher Apartments, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Author: , April 28th, 2013

Dreamcatcher Apartments - Port Douglas, Queensland, AustraliaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Port Douglas Luxury Beachside Accommodation: Colourful Apartments in secluded tropical beachside location. Stylish and comfortable, close to town and your adventures to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

See the Dreamcatcher Apartments Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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The Great Barrier Reef on the Cheap

Author: , March 28th, 2013

Australia Gay TravelThe Great Barrier Reef’s ecosystem is incredibly rich, and even though you might not be, it’s a world wonder simply not to be missed. Undoubtedly, you’re in for a splurge on the airfare to get Down Under, but, happily, once you touch down, there are plenty of value Great Barrier Reef activities that won’t break the bank. Base your stay, like I recently did, in the well-serviced tourist center of Cairns or on Fitzroy Island, just offshore, and look out for these great ways to encounter the reef on the cheap, along with a couple of budget-friendly lodging options.

What to Do

Visit an Offshore Island: The coastlines of the coral reef-fringed tropical islands set just outside of Cairns are prime for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on the beach. Great Adventures offers eco-friendly (both ecologically and economically) day trips out to the lush 37-acre Green Island, inclusive of catamaran transfers (about one hour each way), snorkeling gear rental or a glass-bottom boat tour, buffet lunch, and self-guided rain forest walks (from $88/adults).

Or, try reef-meets-rain forest Fitzroy Island, for plenty of water-based diversions and short hikes in the national park reserve; stick around for the night on the budget-friendly onsite campsite (see below). Raging Thunder offers day trips from Cairns centered around snorkeling and sea kayaking tours of the island (45-minute transfers; from $102/adults, including lunch, snorkeling gear, and more).

Authored By Elissa Richard – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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New Gay Website Launched in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author: , March 23rd, 2013

Go to Gay CairnsThere’s a new website for gay travelers coming to Cairns, Australia – and gay diver Matthew Mtcham is helping to promote it. reports:

THE pink dollar is set to soar in Cairns with a new website, encouraging gay and lesbian travellers to visit the Far North, being endorsed by Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham. The gold medallist spent five days in Cairns being photographed for the website which will launch today in a bid to tap into the gay tourism market. founder Jay Horne said gay travellers accounted for more than 10 per cent of travel spending each year. “I want them to come and spend their pink dollars here in Cairns,” he said.

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Australia’s Hayman Island

Author: , February 22nd, 2013

Hayman Island, Queensland, AustraliaThe Advocate’s Mike Stommel has the skinny on a lesser-known island getaway off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Ever heard of Hayman Island?

Australia has long been known for its modern cities with stunning architecture, itsvast plant and animal life, and arguably most importantly, its one-of-a-kind landscapes in the Outback and seascapes like the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re looking to take that ideal seaside vacation in a picturesque tropical paradise, go no further than Queensland’s Hayman Island.

Situated in the Coral Sea, the northernmost of the Whitsunday resort islands, offers guests first-class accommodations, including fishing, sailing, touring, dining and unparalleled service, not to mention direct access to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.

Looks like a beautiful place. 🙂